Composition in black and white. Contour lines. Composition representing man playing the flute and woman dancing with slum in the background. In the foreground on the left, on a crate, gourd and a cup. Further back, man sitting in box, ¾ facing right, slightly reclined, with cross on the left leg over the on the right, playing the flute. wear sleeveless shirt, pants and shoes. Is bald, it is with face in profile to the right and on the left holding the flute with both hands. More to the right woman in profile to the left dancing with arms up. wears dress rotated and high heels. Seeing to the center, woman standing. In the background, hill suggestion slum.


  • Title: Flutist
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w35 x h45cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:shanty town, Brazilian Culture:musicians:flute player, Brazilian Culture:popular types:Baiana, human figure:man, human figure:woman, diverse:recurring elements:gourd
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4480
  • Function: Study for the panel “Flutist” [FCO 4163]. Musicians Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4910

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